Leadership and Development

Leadership development programs are opportunities for students to learn more about themselves as young leaders, discover their leadership potential, prepare their professional portfolio, and work within an experiential learning environment.  It is based on the philosophy that "leadership is action, not position" (Donald H. McGannon).  In addition, we believe that leadership occurs in all aspects of one's life and everyone has ample opportunity to enhance their skills. Our goal is to provide training and resources for students to develop who they are both personally and professionally. Leadership development opportunities at HPU are in the form of student clubs/organizations, training, and workshops. These programs are open to all students.


Leadership is one of the most valuable extracurricular activities a college student can and should experience. Be sure to join us for Linking Leaders, the Leadership Programs Kick Off event where you will meet other HPU students, staff, and faculty and be introduced to this year’s leadership programs and initiatives.  This event is scheduled on Thursday, September 14th in MPR 2, from 3:45-4:45pm. Light refreshments are provided. To RSVP, please click on this link.

Listen to and learn from HPU’s faculty/staff and industry professionals on various topics of leadership. Invited guest speakers will provide tips to help you reach your full leadership potential as well as exclusive information to put you ahead of the pack during the job search process.  Light refreshments will be provided. 


Click on the following links for more information and to RSVP:

Take the Lead Seminar #1

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at ATM MPR 2

Guest Speaker - Sushine Topping, Vice President of Human Resources at Hawaiian Telcom


Take the Lead Seminar #2

Thursday, October 12, 2017 at ATM MPR 2

Guest Speaker - Pam Chambers, Hawaii's Presentation Coach

HPU’s Leadership Education and Development Series (L.E.A.D.S.) is a leadership training program designed to help students learn more about themselves as emerging leaders, discover their leadership potential, and prepare their professional portfolio. The Leadership in Service Track will provide an experiential leadership learning environment from a service perspective.  The Student Organization Leadership Track is for current officers of a student organization or other representative student group.  The Student Employment Track is for students who are currently employed. Participating students will build their foundations and gain insight in the following areas:

  • Leadership style and skills
  • Professional skills and portfolio
  • Networking and relationship building

Participants in the HPU L.E.A.D.S. program must participate in a prescribed list of events and complete the assignments by early April.  Those who complete the program and fulfill the requirements will be recognized at the Light Up the Night reception for student leaders in late April. To register for this program, email Adrienne Lampitelli (alampitelli@hpu.edu) from your HPU email account.